Nigeria: Child Rights Training

Nigeria: Child Rights Training

In January 2016, BHRC partnered with Coram Children's Legal Centre and UNICEF to deliver training in child rights to judges and magistrates in Nigeria.

Kirsty Brimelow QC, Chair of BHRC, and Ifeanyi Odogwu of Garden Court Chambers travelled to Abuja to deliver a four day training workshop to members of the Nigerian judiciary who will cascade this learning by training other judges in child rights.

Nigeria: Child Protection Networks

Nigeria: Child Protection Networks

In partnership with UNICEF Nigeria, BHRC developed a programme to develop the capacity of the Child Protection Networks (CPNs) in Nigeria with a focus on building practical skills in human rights monitoring and case management.

The 'CPNs' are community-based child protection networks, which exists in over half of Nigeria's 36 states. CPN members carry out monitoring, documentation and reporting of child rights abuse cases.

Zimbabwe: Tracking Expression

Zimbabwe: Tracking Expression

Training delegation "Tracking Expression: Monitoring, Reporting and Addressing Human Rights Violations During Elections"

In March 2012, the BHRC conducted a series of plenary sessions and workshops in Harare and Bulawayo aimed to develop strategies and systematise approaches to human rights monitoring and reporting. In partnership with the John Smith Memorial Trust, the BHRC provided training with a focus on human rights during the electoral processes.

Niger Delta: Child Rights Watch

Niger Delta: Child Rights Watch

The Niger Delta Child Rights Watch (NDCRW) project is an initiative by Stepping Stones Nigeria to raise the capacity of Nigerian child rights NGOs to document, investigate and monitor cases of child rights abuse across the Niger Delta, report such cases to the relevant authorities, and secure successful prosecutions of offenders. The project also provides direct emergency support to children who have suffered abuse, including medical care, food, educational support and counselling.

Additionally, the NDCRW project supports a range of advocacy activities with children, parents, communities, churches, police, government and civil society, in order to ensure better understanding of child rights law and principles and to support improved commitment to and protection of child rights in practice. All advocacy work centres around the PACT (Prevent Abuse of Children Today) campaign.

The NDCRW project brings together organisations from different States in the Niger Delta: Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (Cross River State), Stepping Stones Nigeria Child Empowerment Foundation (Akwa Ibom State) and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (Rivers State).

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